The CSA box this week was chock full of citrus – tangerines, oranges and a couple of big grapefruits.
Now, converting oranges and tangerines into cocktails is pretty easy, but grapefruits? They can be a bit overpowering, can’t they? But their appearance reminded us of a great getaway that the Beloved and I had out to Anza-Borrego right about this time of year – you can get great grapefruits out there.
So, before she went upstairs after a busy day of Costco-ing and garage and pantry re-organizing, the Beloved made a request for happy hour: a cocktail with rye and grapefruit juice.
Now, that sounded like a pretty odd spirit to go with grapefruit to me. Rum? Sure. Tequila? Ok. Rye? I wasn’t optimistic.
Never fear though – the folks at Imbibe had me covered with a classic cocktail from the 1930s: The Blinker.
- 2 oz rye
- 1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
- ¼ oz grenadine
Mix all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into cocktail glass (I chose the coupe glasses tonight).
I would have never have put those ingredients together, but it’s excellent. Try one next time you’ve got some grapefruits.